Ed Sheeran Gives Jury Brief Concert On Witness Stand During Copyright Trial In NYC Ed Sheeran was back on the witness stand in a Manhattan courtroom on Thursday (April 27). Sheeran sang and played guitar to disprove charges that his blockbuster song “Thinking Out Loud” is a knockoff of Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On.” On the third day of the trial, Sheeran strummed the chords and briefly sang what he said were the original words to his song. Sheeran gave a second performance of the song’s simple four-chord pattern to refute Alex Stewart’s claim. Stewart previously claimed that Sheeran’s Grammy-winning hit’s recurring chord sequence and melodies are “identical” to Gaye’s, particularly during the first 24 seconds of the track, when Sheeran’s chords do not include an extra note. Sheeran faces two more cases related to “Let’s Get It On,” brought by Structured Asset Sales LLC, which owns a third of Townsend’s rights. Do you think Ed Sheeran will have to pay Marvin Gaye’s family?